Pre-Departure

Pre-Departure Orientation

Are you a student preparing to travel and study in the United States in the next few months?  If so, check out our pre-departure orientation video. This video is led by the EducationUSA Syria Advisor, and features a panel of six Syrian students currently studying in the United States. We discuss topics such as: what to pack, visa info, culture shock, academic expectations, and adjusting to life in the USA.

Please note that EducationUSA advising centers outside of Syria offer pre-departure orientation sessions each summer. It might be helpful to attend one of these sessions in person if you are able. To find the nearest advising center near you, click here.

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